The LSST is involved in research and teaching in numerous areas of surface science and technology, with a special focus on the areas of tribology, functional biointerfaces, biomedical interfaces, dynamic biointerfaces, surface functionalization, surface forces, and advanced surface analytical techniques.
The Applied Mechanobiology Laboratory exploits nanotechnology tools to decipher how bacteria, mammalian cells, and micro-tissues take advantage of mechanical forces to recognize and respond to material properties in their native environments.
Research in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at ETH Zurich is a massive undertaking, involving nearly 300 graduate students, more than 50 professors and eight departments. This involvement in materials goes back to the ETH's beginnings, and has resulted in many outstanding contributions, both in science and in applications.
The group's research focuses on the preparation of ultra-small semiconductor structures with the aim to investigate experimentally new, unusual and unexpected physical systems. In particular they are interested in structures that operate at the crossover between classical physics and quantum physics.
The group targets manufacturing techniques for the micro and nano-scale that rely on assembly principles observed in living cells. They particularly focus on maskless techniques outside of cleanrooms, at the solid-liquid interface, and suitable for a wide range of materials.
The interdisciplinary curriculum is centred on mechanical and electrical engineering courses of importance for micro and nanosystems engineers, complemented by courses in physics, chemistry, biology, material science, computational science, business administration and management.
The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is the only title recognized by the confederation for postgraduate studies at the master level in the natural and engineering sciences. The Master of Advanced Studies is euro compatible.